better late than never, right?

Updated on Mar 15, 2009
made by me dress - CVS stockings - Target shoes
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So this is my semi dress that I made…the actual dance was last week, but I just got around to taking photos of it today. Apparently it’s good to have photos of this sort of thing for my (nonexistent) “portfolio”, so we set up a backdrop and used a different camera (ie. a better one than mine) so it came out looking more “professional”…sort of.
Also, see those vertical zippers on the sides? Those are pockets. Pretty cool, huh?
Oh and this used to be my brother’s old sweatshirt, plus about $4 worth of fabric and a bunch of zippers, which is a hell of a lot cheaper than going to Macy’s. :)

Comments (66)

joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 25
this dress is so awesome!
chesty
chesty on June 02
chic
fashionvictimsunite
I love this dress its so glamourous
lydia
lydia on April 05
Stunning. Great job!
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on April 03
i love that dress!
nymphinblack
nymphinblack on March 27
Awesome job on the dress. I would totally buy something in this design =)
shoppher
shoppher on March 24
me-ow. this is so unique and makes you look so dainty
withredribbon
withredribbon on March 22
Gorgeous dress!! Really well made and looks amazing!
flutterbyjulia
flutterbyjulia on March 21
Fantastic dress!!!!
heartcity
heartcity on March 18
love it!!
FashionReady
FashionReady on March 17
OMG!! you are amazing! i'm definitely adding this as a favorite photo! keep up the great work! :)
gogosushi
gogosushi on March 17
that dress is perfect. so jealous! x
so_crispy
so_crispy on March 16
i am pretty much obsessed with this. i cannot believe you MADE this... you're soooo freaking talented. also, the zippered pockets? GENIUS.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 17
thank you!! don't you just love pockets? :P
gladys_c
gladys_c on March 16
you are very talented!! i love the dress!! it's so sexy!! make one for me? haha :)
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 17
thanks so much! i wish i could make more, but it already took so long to do the first one...and i'm kind of lazy, lol.
lifeinsideamusicbox
lifeinsideamusicbox on March 16
that dress is so freaking amazing!!! things like this are why I want to learn to sew - first of all, being able to make something that fantastic, then being able to wear it knowing it is therefore one-of-a-kind, and that it came entirely from you... just the coolest thing ever. such a fantastic job on the dress, you look gorgeous.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 17
Thank you!! I know exactly what you mean, it feels so cool to wear something I made - and my favorite outfits are probably the ones where I designed or made something in it.
powderblue
powderblue on March 16
Great job! Black + sheer + zippers. Can't go wrong.
calivintage
calivintage on March 16
this is amazing!!!! so cool! you look wonderful!!! we all want one now!! haha! ;)
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 17
thanks so much! haha it would be kinda cool to make more, but it took soooo long and I'm too lazy to motivate myself...except this time I had to push myself to finish because otherwise I would have half a dress for semi, lol.
ivywang
ivywang on March 16
I actually can't walk in them that well. There's no platform, so my foot is really arched and then my toes are squished up in the front, which isn't too comfortable haha. I mean, they're pretty nice pumps for $30 (and from Target), but they're not as comfortable as I thought they'd be.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
So I'm not the only one, then...I've worn them a couple times but they're really steep, I know exactly what you mean! Maybe all it takes is practice...we'll see, haha.
twinkl
twinkl on March 16
love it, looks really well made! Do you plan on studying fashion?
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thank you! I'm not really sure what I want to study (I'm not as on top of all this college stuff as I should be) but I'd love to do something fashion-related, maybe on the business side though.
plastikneon
plastikneon on March 16
You look so pretty! Lovely photos, but the dress is even better. Make me one, please? lol. I love the black, zippers, mesh...it's perfect.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thank you so much! Maybe if I had more time for sewing...I could just give up sleeping altogether, haha.
Yahaira
Yahaira on March 16
great job. looks great
sexonfire
sexonfire on March 16
this is amazing...i wish i could sew, i think it is a phenomenal talent.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thank you!! And it's never too late to learn how to sew, why not give it a try... :)
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on March 16
great job!
w29showroom
w29showroom on March 16
amazing!!
poorandweird
poorandweird on March 16
that dress is bomb. i love the waist zips
districtofchic
districtofchic on March 16
this is just incredible - very impressive piece.
fashion_disciple
fashion_disciple on March 16
that dress is the shizz... love it...
deena
deena on March 16
You're so talented. The dress is really beautiful =)
soalmostboho
soalmostboho on March 16
you made that? that is amazing. RESPECT.
yexueli
yexueli on March 16
omg that's just too amazing for words!! can i say i love you altho i don't know you at all??
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
haha thank you so much! :)
lish
lish on March 16
you made this?? wow!!! i love it so much!!! it's so pretty!!!
m3grac3
m3grac3 on March 16
I absolutely love this.
gabiatch
gabiatch on March 16
wow you're a genius!!
raiscake
raiscake on March 16
The dress look really cool! :D
kristymiyake
kristymiyake on March 16
beautiful dress! great work! love the zipper details
libys11
libys11 on March 16
OMG!! you made the dress!!! you are awesome!!!!! :D
ivywang
ivywang on March 15
I think I have the same shoes you do :) And what an amazing dress, you're so creative and talented to actually MAKE a dress.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
that's so cool, I love it when people have the same things...also, can you walk in them? they're kind of difficult for me :P and thanks so much!
Clarisse
Clarisse on March 15
Sooo awesome!! you are a genius! You definitely deserve to be a style icon! Wow!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thank you sooo much! :)
EkaNazhwa
EkaNazhwa on March 15
cool dress!
shadowplay_
shadowplay_ on March 15
awesome dress! ...selling by any chance? haha
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thank you...haha, sadly though I'm hanging on to this one, it took SUCH a long time!
parapluie
parapluie on March 15
this turned out fantastic!
Berwanger
Berwanger on March 15
omg beautiful! let me pay you to do my prom dress! haha
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thank you!! haha i wish i could make dresses for people...but that would probably require dropping out of school and sewing all day long, lol.
pwincessbebe
pwincessbebe on March 15
wow !!!! impressive !!! well done. i love it very muchh
trishasaurus
trishasaurus on March 15
this dress is fantastic!
Haylilly
Haylilly on March 15
amazing DIY... this is so cool that it makes me feel small and shameful about my little DIYs! haha
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thanks!! don't feel bad, I usually take forever to finish my DIY projects! :D
eatyourtofu
eatyourtofu on March 15
Yay it's here finally! You've got some serious talent. You must have been the best dressed lady at the dance :) Could you please sell this to me? Haha. Favorited ♥
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thanks so much!! I don't know about best dressed, but at least I avoided the embarassment of seeing someone in the same dress...which did actually happen to some other people there. lol. and sorry, I've put too much effort into this one to let it go :P but it's good to know you're interested...hehe
mnavoy
mnavoy on March 15
i really like this! especially the sheer, i saw a similar one at nastygal. do you want to be a fashion designer (the portfolio)
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thank you! I saw the nastygal dress too, it's right next to mine when you click the "formal party" category...weird, huh? and i don't really know what I want to be (probably something design or fashion related) but I think I'm just supposed to have a lot of photos of my work. or something. gahhh college...
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on March 15
Adding to faves!!!! You're amazing!!!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thank you so much!!
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on March 15
ohmygoodness i cant believe you made this!!!!! its fantastic!!! gahh. i love the zippers and the mesh on the top. fantastic job!!!
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on March 15
ooh i love this! i swear that dress is so flattering on u and i totally adore the zipper detailing:) u look great and are one talented sewer/designer:D
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thank you!!! :)
oliviooso
oliviooso on March 15
that's amazing dress!!ur really brilliant =)
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thanks so much!!
playingwithfire
playingwithfire on March 15
This is such an amazing dress! Love the whole look!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thanks a million, you're too kind :D
vro
vro on March 15
Wow, amazing dress, amazing hairdo and amazing pics! Love your work!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thank you! :)
Annabu
Annabu on March 15
wow that dress is so great!! I LOVE IT
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on March 15
holy molly! that dress is awesome!!! bravo!! great work!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thanks so much!!!
SaraSara
SaraSara on March 15
amazing job! the details are so creative and technically well done.
theluverlyone
theluverlyone on March 15
omg you made this! that is amaaazing!
NASTYGAL
NASTYGAL on March 15
what the heck? you made this? it's beautiful!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thank you! and guess what, if you click the "formal party" category, it's right next to a similar dress on your blog...great minds think alike, haha.
mssashimi
mssashimi on March 15
you made this? bravo! love all the zip details!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thanks so much!!
yuppiemom
yuppiemom on March 15
Wow! What a great dress! Love your shoes and hairstyle, too.
lalajustineee
lalajustineee on March 15
great dress! so cute
alisanicole
alisanicole on March 15
your dress is amazing!!
crueldoll
crueldoll on March 15
Cute!
featherlou
featherlou on March 15
this dress looks great on you, I love that you made it and made the pockets out of zippers!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
thanks so much! the pockets are my favorite part :P
woohoo
woohoo on March 15
WOW! This is great look for you and even greater that you made it! <3
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
Thank you! :)
chica0770
chica0770 on March 15
sew cool (ha ha ha... yay for terrible puns!) but really, nice job :)
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on March 16
hahaha i love puns. especially terrible ones. :) and thank you!
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